MIFF | 8° Film Festival Internazionale di Milano - Ghost Soldier / Allan Tsao / Perry Tsao, Cachet Lamar, Abe Jaffer, Jada Montemarano, Michael Coto, Victoria Rong
Ghost Soldier Perry Tsao, Cachet Lamar, Abe Jaffer, Jada Montemarano, Michael Coto, Victoria Rong
James and Emma were 10 years old. Before she moved away, they buried a time capsule in his backyard to commemorate their friendship and swore to dig it up in ten years. A decade later, and James, now an American soldier in Iraq, has become a prisoner of war in Fallujah. More than anything, he wants to escape in order to fulfil their promise.
Born in Taipei, Allan Tsao came to the United States with his parents and younger brother at the age of six, but nonetheless he speaks fluent Chinese (Mandarin). Since entering New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2000, Allan has written, directed and produced over ten short films and videos, including the documentary Behind the Fulton Fish Market. Allan has gained experience at internships with HBO Sports, Howard University’s WHUT-TV, CBS: 48 Hrs. In addition to Allan’s thesis film, Ghost Soldier, he is working on two feature screenplays, one of which about Unit 731 during World War II.